Monday, November 23, 2009
I ran to my room, slammed my door, and screamed, "I'm running away!" In went the essentials: teddy bear, favorite nightgown, and cherry chapstick all contained in a Strawberry Shortcake duffel. Out the front door and down the street I headed, the entire world open before me. But then I realized I was hungry for lunch. I was 5 years old, and back I turned to the safety of home and some Campbell's chicken noodle soup, my reason for wanting to run away in the first place all but forgotten.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
- We will spend quality time together as a family each weekend in December.
- We will continue our family traditions (gingerbread house, baking a cookie a day for 5, church on Christmas Eve, ornaments and stories, reading Twas the Night Before Christmas, etc), and will begin one new tradition (have to think on this one!)
- We will choose a name from the giving tree at church.
- We will light our advent candles at dinner and say a prayer.
- I will log gratitudes weekly and remain thankful for all that we have.
- We will bake a cookie a day for the five days before Christmas, and give some away to friends.
- I will make at least three handmade gifts for my family/friends this year (I'm hoping for more, but let's be realistic--see #9 below) .
- I will record daily happenings, thoughts, rememberances in my December Daily album.
- I will not get caught up in the stress that often accompanies this season, but will relax and enjoy the beauty, peace, and gift of it.
- I will resume my photo a day for December.
- We will play Christmas music (lots of it) and dance around the family room to it!
- We will decorate our tree and home together (Perry, I hope you're reading this one!)
- I will take time for peaceful reflection each day, either in my head, journal, December Daily album, or here on my blog.
- I will reread my values and goals when I feel like I am falling off track.
Statement of Commitment:
I, Michelle Neddo, commit to live in the moment this December, to take time each and every day to reflect, record, and remember the beauty that is Christmas. I will slow down, no matter how difficult at times that may be, no matter what forces, thoughts, and stresses may be tugging at me. I will enjoy this holiday season for the gift that it is.
Values of our holiday season
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Just my brainstormed list for the assignment for Day 1 of Holidays in Hand.
What are the things your family values during the holiday season? Make your list--it would be a great scrapbook page.